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Care managers, home health staff

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Analysis & Exploration: Health Care system

Private Patient Advocates

As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best possible treatment when ill. In this article, we asked one of this new breed, Patricia Knight, to help our readers understand better: what is a patient advocate, what do they do, and do you need one?



Explorer Discussions: Health Care system

Access Your Medical Records in a Flash

Explorer Jan tells the group that her Book Group at SRC is promoting the idea of residents having their complete medical records on a USB 'flash' drive formatted for that purpose. .........Read more

Find a More Pleasant Method of Endoscopy, Please

Explorer Robert seeks a non-invasive method of endoscopy for procedures other than colonoscopy. Members follow up with questions and comments to better frame the question. .........Read more

Neglected in the Corner: I Don't Want That to be Me

A Tech-enhanced Life member writes in from the Internet to ask how to avoid this horrible fate. Some answers start to emerge but it needs more thought. .........Read more

Where are the Geriatricians?

SF Village Explorer Marilyn reports reading a local hospital newsletter stating that there are few doctors who identify as Geriatric Specialists, that is, those who treat the elderly. .........Read more

Medical Data Storage and Retrieval Discussed

Explorer Rich tells the group about an Apple medical app called Medical ID, which operates from the lock screen and allows quick access by responders to important medical information in an emergency .........Read more

Wish there were more Gerontologists

A Longevity Explorer shares from her personal experience that health professionals often exhibit a lack of awareness of the physical and emotional impacts of treatment upon elders. .........Read more


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Useful Products & Resources: Health Care system (shared by our Explorers)

Picnic Health

Picnin Health, electronic medical record

Picnic Health is a subscription-based service that tracks and stores medical records, creating a comprehensive health timeline for its users.


MD Live

MD Live, online medicine, online therapy, telemedicine

MD Live allows online access to a physician or behavioral health therapist by means of a secure account.


Heal: House Calls by Doctors

Heal - Physician House Calls

Heal is a service that provides a physician visit at home.


Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds, care management, physician referral, diagnosis

Grand Rounds is a web-based service designed to take many common hassles out of finding medical care, or arranging a second opinion. The intention is for Grand Rounds to act as a virtual care manager, even locating a physician or specialist who accepts your insurance. Doubtless, the efficacy of...



Healthspek, mobile app, electronic medical record

Healthspek is a mobile app designed to help the user manage all personal, emergency, insurance, family and caregiver information. Note: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



UberHealth, healthcare monitoring, appointment scheduling

This service is a real advancement in remote caregiving which allows for medical appointment scheduling as well as clinical testing with reports. Currently available in India.


Personal Health Record with audio Recording


It’s an accordion filer with tabs for storing all your paper and electronic medical records. It also has a high-fidelity audio recorder and playback device embedded in the inside cover. You take it with you every time you go to the doctor. There are tabs for organizing your documents, like...


Health 2.0 Silicon Valley


Meetup group focused on Health; meet 3rd Tuesday of every month.


LeadingAge California


Advocate for quality nonprofit senior living and care.



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